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Le Grande Meetup, France!

From various parts of the world, the HappyPorch team disembarked at Geneva airport, Switzerland. The first 2019 company meetup was about to commence, and the excitement leaped to exceptional heights. For some HappyPorchians, like myself, it was the first opportunity to connect with fellow team members outside the bounds of a virtual network, allowing them to express their prese ...

Creating An Appetite For Knowledge Sharing

In most jobs you have to keep learning to stay relevant. And when you work a lot with digital technology like us, it is very important to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and technologies in order to provide the best possible solutions to our clients. But other than the personal learning and development of your skills through following courses and trying out new thi ...

Our Happy Porto Meetup

🎶 “Another meetup over, another one will soon begin, and so Happy Porch Christmas ….” 🎶 Too early for Christmas-themed introductions? Forgive me, the Happy Porch team recently returned from another meetup, this time from sunny (yet surprisingly cold) Porto, and I’m still riding high on the energy and excitement generated from it. The meetup officially started on Monday, but s ...

Donate instead of gifts

As we are a fully distributed team, our values are what tie us together. Sometimes cool things happen that allow us to connect with other’s values too. We recently had an inspirational connection with PagerTree that allowed us to follow our mission of contributing and supporting actions that can positively impact the world. This resulted in a donation to an organisation whose e ...

A week in Prague

“I work remotely” is something that I’ve gotten used to saying since I joined HappyPorch exactly a year ago. I dislike that phrase. I dislike it because it conjures images of beach life and digital nomadism, and that’s really not the case. Not for me anyway. The HappyPorch team are indeed distributed across the world; from the UK to Australia, Brazil, and a few places in-betwee ...

Plastic Free July – two voices from the team

Plastic Free July – TomWhen Simone asked the rest of the team about taking part in Plastic Free July, I did think it would be a good and interesting challenge. Convincing my wife Jenny to take part as well wasn’t hard, since we’re both increasingly more aware of the environmental impact that the products we buy have, and we already try to find more sustainable options. So to sp ...

Diversity: where we are and where we’d like to be

Update (5 Sep 2019): The sentiments of this article remain unchanged, although our team has changed a little over the last year.  Checkout the team page for more about us.   We firmly believe that diverse teams are better teams. To us “better” in this context means a team that is more fun, more rewarding, creates better products together and has a more positive impact on the w ...

Living Our Values

Talking the talk, walking the walk, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah We talk a lot about who we are, what we want to be, where we want to go. We don’t want to be blah, blah, blah. We don’t want to be the kind of company that only pays lip service to their values. We don’t want to stick a generic Modern Slavery statement on our website or tell everyone that we’re saving the planet bec ...

What to do in Taghazout? Team Adventures in Morocco

Tagha - what? Taghazout. It’s a little fishing village on the Atlantic coast of Morocco which has become a bit of a surfing haven amongst the longhaired, bleach blonde, backpacker set. Importantly for us, it’s the site of the second Endzone.io meetup for 2017.  How are we working? Some of us are surfers, some of us are yogis, some of us just like the beach and the sun (especia ...